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The Secret Agent : : a Simple Tale

Conrad, Joseph, 1857-1924. Book - 2007 Fiction / Conrad, Joseph, Adult Book / Fiction / Classic / Conrad, Joseph 1 On Shelf No requests on this item Community Rating: 4 out of 5

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In the only novel Conrad set in London, The Secret Agent communicates a profoundly ironic view of human affairs. The story is woven around an attack on the Greenwich Observatory in 1894 masterminded by Verlac, a Russian spy working for the police, and ostensibly a member of an anarchist group in Soho. His masters instruct him to discredit the anarchists in a humiliating fashion, and when his evil plan goes horribly awry, Verlac must deal with the repercussions of his actions.

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PUBLISHED
London : Penguin, 2007.
Year Published: 2007
Description: 269 pages : maps ; 20 cm
Language: English
Format: Book

ISBN/STANDARD NUMBER
9780141441580
0141441585

ADDITIONAL CREDITS
Stape, J. H.
Newton, Michael 1965-

SUBJECTS
Royal Greenwich Observatory -- Fiction.
Conspiracies -- Fiction.
Anarchists -- Fiction.
Bombings -- Fiction.
London (England) -- Fiction.
Political fiction.